Georgia Trend - August 2009

Greenroom: August 2009

Georgia Trend’s first GreenRoom Summit, covered in the July issue, produced some revelations, especially information from the energy companies that residents, not big companies, use the most power and water. That means the onus is on residential developers and citizens…

Political RoundUp: August 2009

Road warrior: Rep. Jay Roberts (R-Ocilla) was the House Republican leadership’s choice to replace Vance Smith as head of the powerful House Transportation Committee. Smith, who was elected DOT commissioner, resigned from his House seat. The Transportation Committee chairmanship, already…

An Incomplete Education

Many intelligent readers of Georgia Trend have been confused or upset at the dizzying array of terms used to explain the current economic crisis. Here is an incomplete education on some of the many investment schemes that have turned everyone’s…

Knowing Too Much

I would like myself much better if I didn’t know who Jon and Kate are. And that they appear on a reality TV show with their eight children. And that they have, apparently, some significant marital problems for which they…

How KIA Came To Georgia

Craig Lesser still has the bar tab three years later, tucked away in the back of a commemorative photo album. Scrawled on the back of the receipt are details of a billion-dollar deal that is salvation for a struggling Georgia…

Cash Crop

After several years of on and off drought conditions, Georgia farm-ers saw 2009 unfold with seemingly unending rains that kept them out of the fields during the critical spring planting season. The warm, wet weather that followed created ideal conditions…

A New Mission

A few years ago if you asked Brunswick residents about the local college you’d likely get blank stares. They might have a vague idea there was a community college (or was it a trade school?) on Altama Avenue, but few…